Widows and orphans.

James, under the inspiration of the Spirit states,”Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world (James 1:27).

   Scripture has much to say about widows; to send widows away without meeting their needs would be sinful (Job 22:9), God is a judge to them (Psalm 68:5), God calls them to trust in him (Jer.49:11). It was neglect of the Greek widows that led to the appointment of the first deacons in the N.T. church (Acts 6:1), they are to be honoured and the godly among them do trust in God (I Tim.5:3-5). This site has the story of many widows in Kenya, Cameroon, Tanzania, C.A.R., and Colombia-look them up by name and do remember them!

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Here is the Open Doors prayer bulletin cataloguing all these families.https://www.opendoorsuk.org/pray/documents/PrayerDiary/PrayerDiary.pdf

Published by Julian Kennedy

Bus pass carrying 65 year old disciple of Jesus Christ. Member of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena. Married to Marianna. Son Joseph at home. Two daughters Marie Isabel and Kirsty in England. Enjoys keeping fit, watching track and field, nature and nature documentries. Got hip replacement on Saturday 5th April 2014 awaiting major surgery to re-align right knee. Blessed in the Covenant love of God in Christ. Retired Emergency Medicine Specialty Doctor.

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